Southern Greece, with its charm and historical background, has a way of captivating its visitors.
The Pelopennese, in Greek Πελοπόννησος, region is the peninsula at the southern part of Greece. During the Ottoman Era, Pelopennese was known as Morea, and many locals still refer to it as such. The name means "Island of Pelops" and comes from Greek mythology, supposedly the hero Pelops conquered the region. Polopennese is rich in history, the host of ancient sites such as Argos, Sparta, and Corinth. The peninsula is connected to the mainland by the Isthmus of Corinth, and the modern Rio-Antirio bridge. Who wants to spend holidays on a real island, will be able to get some helpful impressions below:
There are many picturesque towns to visit, and many Peloponnese villas are available for vacationing. Nafplion is a great central location for visiting the architectural sites of Corinth, Argos, and Myceneae. Kalamata is the second-largest city in Peloponnese and home to the famous kalamata olives. It is also a pleasure to see the typical Kalamatianos dance. In Pyrgos visitors can see white-washed homes overlooking the Ionian Sea. The Panagia Episkopi church is here, as well as a lovely wine museum, and the Palea Volcano.
There is a wide variety of things to see and places to visit in Pelopennese. Many Peloponnese villas are self-catering to allow tourists get the most out of their trip. Olympia is the home of the Olympics, and along with setting foot in the ancient stadium, there are remnants of ancient sculptures to greek deities such as Zeus and Hermes. In Sparta tourists can visit the Museum of Olive and Greek Olive Oil, which shows the history of the olive, along with working olive presses. The Palamidi Fortress in Nafplion was built in the 1700s and is a magnificent sight of ancient architecture.
The apartments Peloponnese offers include beach views. In Elafonissos beaches, such as Simos or Sarakiniko, are quiet with crystal-clear waters. The beaches in Epidaurus are surrounded by pine trees, and close to Nafplion there are many beaches great for watersports. In Pyrgos Perissa Beach has black sand made from lava and Red Beach is made up of red sand. Some apartments Peloponnese overlook the Gulf of Corinth, others overlook the sea or a bay.